10/1/2013 6:27:00 AM
Our Lady is among us. I am a witness to this grace, because for more than thirteen years I have been visiting the site and I know well Pedro Regis, Catholic missionary and confidant of Our Lady of Peace of Anguera. Pedro Regis is a practicing Catholic, defender of the Holy Doctrine, who, since 1987 has had the grace to receive messages delivered by Our Lady, here in the state of Bahia, more precisely in the town of Anguera. I know him for two reasons: first, because I am Pedro Regis’s spiritual director and confessor for more than thirteen years; and secondly, for a number of years every Tuesday and currently every Saturday, I attend the pilgrims in Confession and take part in the moments before the apparition. I know that the apparition does not constitute a dogma of the faith, but I also know that you can not scorn something that by its fruits is from God. “Test everything: Retain what is good” (1 Thes., 5:21). I can confidently tell everyone it is my conviction in view of the facts, that after 26 years, we have found no contradiction to the theology of the teaching of the Holy Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, founded by Jesus Christ. I have witnessed one of the miracles, for I personally gave Extreme Unction to a woman who was given up by her physicians yet she was healed after praying to Our Lady and taking Holy Water from Her. As a sign of her gratitude, this woman has visited the site every weekend since she was healed seventeen years ago. This miracle and others related to me by pilgrims in the confessional have convinced me absolutely of the presence of Our Lady here in Anguera; add to this the good behavior, honesty and perseverance of Pedro Regis Alves, his thousands of trips through many states of Brazil to divulge the messages, leading the people to a better knowledge of the doctrine of our Catholic Church. This Sunday, September 29, anniversary of the beginning of the Apparitions of Our Lady here in Anguera, State of Bahia, Brazil, completes 26 years of a beautiful and moving story of faith. They have been years of grace for all those who by faith embraced the appeals of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Don’t be left out. Our Lady needs you. Whatever you can do, do it, and God will repay you.
Father Gordon Eugene Baker, DSJ
Founder and director of the Sociedade Missionaria dos Damiaos de San Jose